Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Brewers and Yankees Split in Battler for AL East

14 game hitting streak
The Milwaukee Brewers battled the New York Yankees to a draw in a two game series at County Stadium.  The Brewers took game 1 6-3 on a 5 run 1st inning explosion off of Yankee starting pitcher Luis Tiant (1-3, 6.51 ERA).  Milwaukee batted around the order in the 1st to basically put the game out of reach.  The Yanks outscored the Brewers 3-1 in the rest of the innings, but Milwaukee held on for the win.

Game 2 action saw the Yankees put up 12 hits and 8 runs to even the series with a 8-5 win over the Brewers.  Eric Soderholm (4)  and Willie Randolph (1) hit home runs for the Bronx Bombers in the win.  Veteran Tommy John (3-2, 3.86 ERA) went the distance for New York.  Milwaukee's Bill Travers (2-1, 4.43 ERA) had his first bad outing of the season seeing his ERA jump from 1.23 to 4.43 by games end.  Ben Oglivie did extend his hitting streak to 14 games; currently the best in the majors.

Milwaukee has won 10 of it's last 13 games to remain in a tie with New York at the top of the AL East.

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